Commenting on this development, Harshad Naik, Managing Director, India Subcontinent, Huntsman, said, “At Huntsman, safety and sustainability are integral to the way we function. Renewing our Responsible Care® certification is a testimonial of our everlasting commitment to the highest standards of Environment, health and safety in our operations. We thank the Indian Chemical Council for recognizing our quest for performance excellence.”
“Responsible Care® is implemented as a business program at Huntsman. This strategy allowed us to integrate environment, health, safety and sustainability considerations in every business operation across the value chain. The key drivers were employee engagement and outreach to external stakeholders including our community programs. This recertification recognizes the passion of Huntsman teams for continuous improvement.” said Dr. Kamlesh Kushalkar, Head of Corporate Environment, Health and Safety Management - Shared Services at Huntsman India.
To be more energy efficient, many people have replaced their incandescent lights with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. However, those currently on the market emit a lot of blue light, which has been linked to eye troubles and sleep disturbances. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed a prototype LED that reduces — instead of masks — the blue component, while also making colors appear just as they do in natural sunlight. Read More
Chocolate is a beloved treat, but sometimes the cocoa beans that go into bars and other sweets have unpleasant flavors or scents, making the final products taste bad. Surprisingly, only a few compounds associated with these stinky odors are known. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have identified the two compounds that cause musty, moldy scents in cocoa — work that can help chocolatiers ensure the quality of their products. Read More
Cologne, April 29, 2021 – Ultra-high-performance concretes (UHPCs) are reckoned to be the construction material of the future. When they are colored, however, you have to ensure that the prescribed compressive strength of more than 150 megapascals is still achieved. The iron oxide pigments from LANXESS’s Bayferrox brand are perfect for UHPCs, as has been verified by the association of German cement manufacturers (VDZ) based on an analysis of compressive strength conducted to DIN EN 12390-3. Read More